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Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

January 1970 Archives

‘Anty Christ’ at the Smithsonian

posted by Mark Herringshaw

‘Anty Christ’ at the Smithsonian A Smithsonian museum video of ants crawling on a crucified Christ has triggered a backlash from the head of the Catholic League president Bill Donohue who claims that the artwork is “hate speech.”  “A Fire […]

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Christmas and the Myth of “Pure” Reason

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Christmas is upon us, with gifts – and the economic boon that results – feasts a plenty – and the inevitable weight gain that results – and fanciful tales of the jolly old man in red with his tiny helpers […]

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Korean Crisis and the Peace of God

posted by Mark Herringshaw

South Koreans are calling for revenge today over this week’s deadly North Korean artillery shelling. Tensions remain high amid fears of more clashes between the bitter rivals. China has upped the ante in the conflict by objecting to joint military […]

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Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor had been lobbying for an official national “Thanksgiving Day Holiday” for 15 years. Her requests were finally honored after she wrote to Abraham Lincoln on September 28, 1863, asking him to have the […]

Prayer for Peace on the Korean Peninsula

posted by Mark Herringshaw

North Korea launched a deadly artillery attack Tuesday, firing 100 rounds of artillery at Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea. South Korea’s president Lee Myung-bak responded saying “enormous retaliation” is needed to stop Pyongyang’s incitement, but international diplomats urgently appealed […]

Gettysburg as Lincoln’s Conversion to Faith

posted by Mark Herringshaw

On November 19, 1863 (147 years ago today) Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address, one of the most profound political statements in all of human history. “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new […]

“You Say You Want a Revolution” – Apple, Steve Jobs, the Beatles and Changing Times

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“You Say You Want a Revolution” – Apple, Steve Jobs, the Beatles and Changing Times The long battle between Apple and Abbey Road appears to be over. With 2 of the Fab Four now singing Penny Lane under some distant […]

Semper Fi – A Birthday Prayer for Marines

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps! “God we thank you for the brave men and women who have sacrificed and in some cases fought to preserve the gift of freedom you have given us in the United States of America. […]

Indonesian Volcano Erupts Again

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Mount Merapi, the volatile Indonesian volcano has erupted again killing more than 100 people. Today’s blast was the most powerful eruption in more than a century. Dozens of bodies were found today after searing gas avalanched down on villages below […]

All Saints Day – Hope in the Teeth of Death

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Today is “All Saints Day,” following last night, “Halloween” or “All Hallows Eve.” What we call “Halloween” has its origin in an ancient Celtic festival to remember the dead called “Samhain.” By the 800s the Celts had become Christian and […]

Previous Posts

A Prayer for Perspective
Then Elisha prayed, ‘O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!’ The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire” 2 Kings 6:17.  Things looked ...

posted 10:24:35am Aug. 27, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for Servant Leadership
“Here I am Lord, send me” (Isaiah 6:8).  “Father, not my will but yours be done…”  ~Jesus Before I can be trusted to wield the blessings, authority, power, and resources of God – and this is certainly His intent– I must come ...

posted 12:17:30pm Aug. 25, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer To Win the Battle
Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the Lord,     for his love endures forever.” As they began to sing and ...

posted 1:27:27pm Aug. 24, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for A Revived Conscience
But my people…have stumbled off the ancient highways and walk in muddy paths. (Jeremiah 18:15) Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their ...

posted 11:24:10am Aug. 22, 2015 | read full post »

Paul's Instructions on Prayer
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness ...

posted 11:08:59am Aug. 21, 2015 | read full post »

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